We get it: The reno struggle is real
According to a 2019 Remodelling Impact Report, 35 percent of homeowners would rather move to another home than renovate their current dwelling. We don’t blame them: Between the time and expense involved – not to mention people trampling in and out of your home – it’s easy to feel like scrapping it all and hiring a removal truck instead. Yet listen up: According to the US report – which was conducted by the National Association of Realtors Research Group – three out of four home-owners surveyed have an increased desire to be in their home after renovating.
We asked real-estate experts for their top pre-winter suggestions when it comes to upgrading your home, plus tips on getting the best result.
Kitchen and bathroom upgrades
Our experts agree: If you’re going to focus on any room in the house, kitchens and bathrooms are good areas to start with. “These are certainly the areas where you’ll get the biggest return on your investment,” says real estate agent Karrie Gavin. One caveat, though: If you anticipate staying in your house for fewer than five years, opt for upgrading rather than a complete overhaul. “I rarely advise a seller to do a complete kitchen or bathroom remodel if you’re planning to sell it in the near future,” says Gavin. “It’s risky because you don’t know what the buyer will like. That’s why I typically recommend simple upgrades instead, like replacing worn-out benchtops or bathroom vanity, for example.”
While you’re on an organising kick, try these kitchen organising ideas you won’t believe you ever lived without.
Winter’s coming, which means it’s a perfect time to make sure your HVAC system is running most efficiently. Not only will you save money on your heating bills throughout the winter, but it made the top three list in terms of both attraction to potential buyers and realtors’ advice for important value-adds to your home.